UK begins airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria

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LONDON — Britain warplanes began bombing Islamic State (ISIS) targets in Syria on Thursday, only hours after lawmakers voted to approve the airstrikes following a full day of heated debate in the House of Commons.

Members of Parliament backed Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposal by a vote of 397 to 223 shortly after 10:30 p.m. local time.

Four Royal Air Force Tornados took off from a British air base in Akrotiri, Cyprus, shortly after the vote, the Associated Press reported

 

A Ministry of Defense spokesman the planes had conducted strikes in Syria, and details about their targets would be provided later Thursday. Read more…

 

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